Osasuna vs Barcelona has all the makings of a blowout match. However, with this current Barcelona team the outcome is never certain. They have not looked confident in their opening fixtures. They lost their first match and at one point looked close to dropping the second. As a promotion team, Osasuna can be happy with their haul of 4 points in two games. Osasuna vs Barcelona will determine if Barcelona has any more rust to shake off.
Osasuna vs Barcelona Prediction & Match Preview
Saturday, August 31 – 11:00 EST – Estadio El Sadar
Osasuna will most likely defend for the majority of this fixture. Their hope will be to capitalize on Barcelona’s defensive weakness and hit them hard on the counter. They did well to win on the road to Leganes and tie to Eibar. However, Barcelona are a different beast, a beast Osasuna are most likely unprepared to deal with. They have yet to concede a goal to the prior two teams. This game will be different, no doubt Barcelona will find the back of the net in this one. Osasuna have the third lowest total squad value of La Liga. Their opponents Barcelona have the second most at 1.16 billion euros. This is exactly 26 times more than Osasuna. Barcelona won the last fixture against Osasuna by a score of 7-1.
After a shaky first match which resulted in a loss to Athletic Club, Barcelona found their legs in the next match. Real Betis gave them a scare in Matchday two. Nabil Fekir secured an early lead and it looked like Barcelona were on their way to opening the La Liga season with consecutive defeats. However, the offence exploded in the second half bagging 4 goals on the way to a 5-2 victory. Griezmann earned his first two goals in a Barcelona jersey. He desperately needed a breakout game like this in the absence of Lionel Messi. The result will be frightening if Griezmann can hit his stride as Lionel Messi returns to the first team picture. Suarez and Dembélé have yet to return to training, however Messi is looking to start the match on Saturday.
OUR PICK: OVER 2.5 TOTAL GOALS @ 1.72 ON BET 365